05 July 2019
Alcohol duty review 'vital for competitiveness'
Commenting on a pledge by Conservative leadership candidate Jeremy Hunt to review spirits duty, Chief Executive of the Scotch Whisky Association Karen Betts said:
“Currently, £3 in every £4 spent on Scotch Whisky is collected in tax, damaging our national and international competitiveness.
"The Scotch Whisky industry is a success story. It that has delivered £500 million in investment in the UK in the last five years, and is creating jobs and investment, and generating revenues for public services.
“Reforming alcohol tax to ensure fairness and continuing the duty freeze is an important step towards future competitiveness.”
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